2014 Door Power Fold Mirror

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Model: C3 2013-2017 Facelift A51
Year: 2014 (14)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 30000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
Engine name: DV6 16-valve diesel (92 PS)


Can anyone shed light on this problem. I have C3 1.6 Exclusive that I bought brand new. The power fold door mirrors have worked fine for 6 years but last month the drivers stopped folding. The other one is fine.

The drivers mirror glass motor will still adjust the angle / tilt of the mirror so power is still getting to the unit. When I request the mirror to be folded or lock the doors, you can hear a whirring in the unit, but nothing happens. My questions are;

1. Is there a way that the mirror can be reset?
2. In your opinion, is the mirror only fit for the scrap yard?
3. Have I got to strip the door panel off to get to the mirror?
4. Are there any tests that I can do to make sure the mirror has had it before I strip it down?

I’m very frustrated. Any help appreciated.
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 140000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
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If the fold back motor operates, or at least makes a noise then it has power.

If manually folding back and manually folding out doesn't reset the mechanical gears inside then I would say its broken.

Try to move the mirror by hand a few times.

Apart from that, I would say you need to replace it with another.
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